New Orleans, United States
Amy, 31
Marketer & Foodie
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What are the New Orleans spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Frenchmen Street, Bacchanal, Cane & Table.

Do’s and don’ts in New Orleans: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Don't wait in line at Mother's. Do venture outside the french quarter. Don't walk alone at night.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I do social media, marketing and design for Aveda Sales, part of my husband's family business. I love working with my family and getting to be creative, as well as having a flexible work schedule.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

$200 between my husband and I

Which New Orleans shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Peony, Pilot and Powell, Pied Nu, Sunday Shop

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Lord Huron, Beach House, Leon Bridges, Louis Armstrong, Fleetwood Mac

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Day - Garden District/Uptown, Lower Garden District, French Quarter, Bywater. Night - French Quarter

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?


Drunk and hungry - where do you go in New Orleans?

Barrel Proof, Cane & Table

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Find a bar and order copious amounts of Irish coffee

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

Doris Metropolitan

Your go-to brunch spots:

Silver Whistle, Sylvain, Coquette

Your perfect night out in New Orleans includes:

An amazing meal and cocktails with friends.

Which local creators do you admire?

Ashley Porter, Rebecca Rebouche, Juley Le, Alexa Pulitzer

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The rooftop view from Hot Tin at the Ponchartrain Hotel

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:


Tomorrow’s your last day in New Orleans. How do you spend it?

Jazz Brunch at Brennan's, exploring Royal Street antique shops and art galleries, cocktails in a courtyard at Cafe Amelie/Sylvain/Cane&Table, sunset drinks on the rooftop at the Ponchartrain, wine in the garden with live music at Bacchanal, late night show on Frenchmen.

You’re meeting the mayor of New Orleans - what constructive criticism would you give them?

I would tell her that we would like proper drainage and clean drinking water, but I think she already knows that.

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